Travelling, walking or switching off in a perfectly adapted space brimming with charm is easier than ever thanks to Rail Trails.
These routes travel along disused former railway lines, filled with history and barely touched by traffic, making them an easy and safe alternative to getting back to nature by bike or on foot. These nature walks are perfect for families, people with reduced mobility, older people, or anyone looking to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.
No excuses. Plunge into the greenery of any of the five Rail Trails in Navarre on two wheels or on foot.
Bidasoa Rail Trail
Route that follows the path of the former “Tren txikito” railway, which connected Elizondo and Irun. It passes through Oieregi, which may sound familiar because of the Bertiz Natural Park, and Behobia - a neighbourhood in Irun. Covering a total of 42 kilometres, 35 are in Navarre.More information about the Bidasoa Rail Trail
This itinerary rolls out through exuberant Atlantic forests and enchanting villages, which will leave you with a whole host of memories.
Nature Walk - Plazaola Rail Trail
Train route that connected Pamplona and Donostia-San Sebastian up to the mid-20th century. The Navarrese stretch - 42 kilometres long - passes through Leitza (a stone’s throw from the region of Gipuzkoa), and Sarasa, some 18 km from Pamplona.More information about the Plazaola Rail Trail
A route through a true natural sanctuary, dotted with hamlets. You will pass through numerous tunnels, including that of Uitzi, the longest of all the European Rail Trails, with its 2.7 kilometres.
Irati Rail Trail
This route follows the disused railway that connected Pamplona, Aoiz and Sangüesa. This 6.4-kilometre Rail Trail zigzags between Liédena and Lumbier.More information about the Irati Rail Trail
This short but beautiful route winds along one of the most spectacular landscapes in Navarre: the Lumbier Gorge Natural Reserve. Gorges and birds of prey will make your trip extremely special.
Nature Walk - Basque-Navarrese Railroad Rail Trail
This route follows the path of the trenico (“little train”), which connected Estella-Lizarra to Bergara, passing through Vitoria/Gasteiz. The route crosses 123.5 kilometres, with 27 km in Navarre.
A fantastic opportunity to discover Tierra Estella and its wealth of cultural heritage and rail history from a different perspective.More information about the Basque-Navarrese Railroad Rail Trail
Nature Walk - Tarazonica Rail Trail
Formerly known as el escachamatas (“bush breaker”) for its snail pace, this train connected the Ebro Valley with the Somontano. The route covers 22 kilometres, with 13 km in Navarre.More information about the Tarazonica Rail Trail
From Tudela to Tarazona, the route crosses gentle, rolling hills and passes through the region’s typical irrigated crop land.
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